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A class of silicate and aluminosilicate minerals with sheet-like structures that have enormous surface areas that can absorb large amounts of water.

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Coulometry

The quantitative application of Faraday's Law to the analysis of materials. The current and time are the usual variables measured.

Pauli Exclusion Principle

No two electrons in the same atom may have identical sets of four quantum numbers.

Electrolysis

Process that occurs in electrolytic cells.

Bronsted-Lowry Acid

A proton donor.

Electron Deficient Compounds

Compounds that contain at least one atom (other than H) that shares fewer than eight electrons.

Atmosphere

A unit of pressure, the pressure that will support a column of mercury 760 mm high at 0 °C.

Critical Pressure

The pressure required to liquefy a gas (vapor) at its critical temperature.

Fluids

Substances that flow freely, gases and liquids.

Ternary Compound

A compound consisting of three elements, may be ionic or covalent.

Acetic Acid

CA3COOH, clear, colorless liquid, pungent odor. Boiling point 140C, flash point 54C (closed cup), autoignition temperature 38OC.